Travel essentials celebrities like Victoria Song and Jeanette Aw can't live without
Travel in style
When it comes to packing for a holiday, it seems like no matter how many times you write a checklist, you still forget something you need.
To lighten your load (literally) and to make sure you look red carpet ready from take-off to touch down, we turned to our favourite jet-setting celebrities to see what they are packing for their flights.
Scroll through the gallery to see what you should stow when you’re on the go.
The Taiwanese ballad singer gave her fans a glimpse into her beauty regime by posting a picture of her tried-and true-beauty favourite. Posing her holy grail beauty product, the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Light Intense Soothing Fluid ($42.90), the singer says, “the soothing fluid is her go-to skincare product when she is travelling”. Perfect for those with sensitive skin, this soothing fluid that is made with ingredients like thermal spring water and neurosensine keeps the skin hydrated even on long-haul flights.
If you want to keep jetlag at bay, it is a good idea to have a bit of a kip on the flight. Perfect for those long haul flights, make yourself comfortable with an eye mask that helps to block out all the lights so you can catch some shut-eye. Fan Fan makes her way to the land of nod with this playful eye mask that says, “wake me up on Friday”.
While not all of us are blessed to have access to those fancy fold-down beds in first class, you can still make yourself comfortable and nix neck cramps with a travel pillow. Local deejay, Sonia, travels with a neck pillow that buckles into different shapes. Available at stores like Muji, this travel pillow works as a neck pillow, support for your lower back or as a cushion on the tray table so you can lay your head on it.
The 17-year-old daughter of Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad and his model wife Wendy Jacobs, has been making quite a name for herself on the runway. The model’s lineup of in-flight favourites include a travel sized body butter from The Body Shop, lip balm from Kiehl’s, a liquid lipstick from Too Faced and a pair of aviator shades.
Bring the jetsetter that she is, the local media personality has her travel routine streamlined to perfection. She travels everywhere with her headphones, socks, jacket, scarf (that doubles up as a blanket), travel size toothpaste, toothbrush, lip balm, sample size perfume, book, diary, laptop and magazines. The seasoned traveller also admitted coyly that she never travels without her teddy bear.
The model keeps her skin nourished with the Lancome Génifique Serum and Génifique Sensitive. According to the seasoned traveler, this beauty range that is infused with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E is, “perfect for people with sensitive skin like me”.
Combat the recycled air and mild dehydration of a long-haul flight by drinking enough water. Borrow a leaf out of Jeanette’s book and keep yourself hydrated by packing an empty water bottle with you and request for it to be refilled in flight.
Flying can take a toll on parts of your body, especially your eyes. Protect your peepers from redness, drying and even itchiness by putting on a pair of shades like local actress Dawn Yeoh. It is also a good idea to pack some eye-drop solution with you.
Going on a trip doesn’t mean you have to say bon voyage to looking your best. Just take it from South Korean girl group member, Victoria Song, who always stays camera-ready from take-off to touch down with her Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation and her NARS lip gloss.
A stuffed animal is one of those non-essential essentials that can help you feel instantly better and at ease especially if you’ve been wondering around a foreign location all day. And, there is no need to feel embarrassed, there are many adults who travel with their stuffed animals. Take Victoria Song, for instance, aside from her beauty essentials, the singer logs major miles travelling the world with her furry companion, Carrot.